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The Brief History Of A Book

The birth of a novel, terrifying and exhilarating.

Snoopy, Peanuts, Charles Schultz

The growth of the novel, tedious and exhilarating.

Snoopy, Peanuts, Charles Schultz

The completion of a novel, tormenting and exhilarating.

Snoopy, Peanuts, Charles M. Schultz

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8 comments on “The Brief History Of A Book

  1. The mixed feelings you must have as you finish this novel and get ready to query come through in this Peanuts cartoon. Embrace it all and enjoy the full experience. Congratulations.

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  2. I think this is pretty accurate 🙂 The end of writing a book must be so hard – at least it would be for me. This is due to the fact that I think I would never be fully happy with it and would always be wanting to make changes and dragging it out and never actually getting around to putting the book on sale. And the fear of harsh critics must be pretty scary too.

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    • For me, the worst part about finishing a book is that I’m going to miss it. It’s like my best friend is moving away, or watching the last episode of a great TV series. Everything else you mentioned comes a little later. 😉

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  3. And that’s the easy part! Revising, getting beta readers, and getting the book in shape for publishing, then all the shameless self promotion… oy vey! 🙂

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